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Memphasis > Coal. Ice. And Coca-Cola.

August 18th, 2011

THE POWER OF VISION. Many families have a story about opportunities missed, fortunes lost. My great uncle was in the retail coal and ice business in Memphis. Around 1907, our story goes, a woman owed him about $7,500 – a piece of change then. She couldn’t repay him according to the terms set, so she offered something she owned instead to cover the debt. He turned her down but gave ...

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Memphasis > Show Some Pride

August 11th, 2011

THE MEMPHIS STRIP SHOW.Our profile, our expression. Our individuality, our creativity. Why we look like us and not like everybody else. Take it off. Take it all off. Irresponsible developers, shortsighted politicians and insensitive chains have taken a seat right down front – right next to cynical indifference – and they’re making it rain. Desperate property owners are up ...

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Memphasis > Feed The Spirit

August 4th, 2011

IT’S GOOD FOR YOU.My cheeseburger was a religious experience. Melting provolone flows over and through a mound of caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, a luscious kind of lava covering a mountain of ground beef, all between two pieces of a toasted artisan bun fighting, and losing, a battle to contain the whole eruption. What happens when flavors this diverse come together ...

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Memphasis > Grow Up

July 28th, 2011

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE CHILDREN. THEY’RE IN CHARGE

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Memphasis > A Word About Shoes

July 21st, 2011

OH MY WORD, LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE MISSING.

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